We talk to accomplished gaffer, Michael Walsh about what it's like to handle the lighting for some of hollywood's biggest movies.
With the ubiquity of cheap LEDs, the sky’s the limit for the creative filmmaker. But besides just lighting a scene, what can you do with RGB LEDs?
Our cameras run on light. They need it to produce a clear image that’s both meaningful and pleasing to the eye. Without enough light, you’ll be left with noisy, distracting footage.
The style and application of cameo lighting have evolved throughout the years of cinema history. Here's how to employ this effective lighting technique.
Setting Up Lights For A Green Screen Shot
The secret to pulling your subjects out of the real world and placing them into a digital domain is chromakey, and that means going green with green screen.
Collection of studio lights and soft boxes.
It really doesn't matter how expensive your camera is, a film will never be as beautiful as it could be without good lighting.
Lighting is an art that can take years to master. Avoiding these mistakes, however, is a quick way to improve your results.
Lighting can make or break your shot. In a perfect world, you'd have time to scout your location in advance with enough budget to secure the equipment you need to create the look you're going for. But that's rarely the case – and even when it is, any seasoned filmmaker knows even the best-laid plans can easily go awry on set.
Lighting gels are essential for a cohesive video.
If you’ve never used lighting gels in your video productions before, they may seem a little daunting, but the effort is worthwhile.
Green screen can be difficult to execute, but with a few insider tips, you’ll have an easier time getting the results you want. These 5 tips will help you achieve a believable key that will keep your viewer in the story — instead of becoming a distraction.

Stuff You Need to Know

How to Calculate Contrast Rations

How to Calculate Contrast Ratios for More Professional Lighting Setups

There is something that a good video producer or cinematographer should understand to help better create engaging shots that develop the emotion on screen and set the tone of a project...that is a proper contrast ratio.
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